The retaining wall is something that totally transformed our property.  It made it possible to backfill, and therefore actually make the front portion of our basement underground! (The rest will be “above” the backyard, thus it is called a Walk-out basement).

It took about 9 days from the delivery of the block for the crew to complete the installation of the walls.  There’s approximately 1000 square foot of wall.

Retaining Wall

The wall continues on around the side of the house, wrapping around to the driveway.

You can also see the first floor walls are up and formed!  We are now working on shoring for the deck and then we will be ready to pour.